17" iMac from 2006 1.83mhz still fully capable?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alm99, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. alm99 macrumors 6502

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    Need some help. I am looking at buying a refurbed iMac for the kids 8 and 6 for some online stuff.

    Would this machine with the processor above and maximum RAM of 2gb still be fully capable of running recent flash games?
     
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  4. TSE macrumors 68030

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    It still could be a decent web browsing, iTunes, and office computer... multitasking will be limited and HD fullscreen video may be a no, however.
     
  5. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    I say find a refurbed 21" might have a bit more functionality and spec for your money.

    And also, you can bump the RAM up to 8 GB on the more latest models as well, which would be good for 2 users as well.
     
  6. alm99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If i am not looking to do HD video would the machine suffice for online kid learning games?
     
  7. macdudesir macrumors 6502

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    im not sure 1.83mhz is capable of booting snow leopard ;). in all seriousness though, I think it would be fine for web browsing...however, you are kind of pushing it with flash games...they can even give my 2011 quad core i5 a run for its processor...it uses 50-60% of my processor...(as a whole)
     

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